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  • Left Boot Full of Oil After Trips

    Hello! Something annoying from the first days after buying my 2006 E6F ZZR 600 is that after even short trips the front part of my left boot is oily! I tried to figure out where the oil is coming from and I am quite sure that it is coming from the front sprocket cover! I changed the seal from the front sprocket shaft but the problem persists! I am planning to change the seal of the gear selector to see if this corrects the problem! I just wonder if there isn’t any problem and the sprocket cover just don’t protect as it should! Thanks!


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  • #2
    Did you do an oil change recently? If you did, might want to check quantity. Overfilling, even incidentally, you could spit oil all over yourself. And a small amount of oil can look like a fair amount. Other things to check is drain plug, and stator cover (lower side), look around for where is the wettest area and narrow it down from there. Might have to let it sit at idle while you monitor where the oil is coming from.

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    • #3
      Quit riding til it's fixed. Oil on tires equal bad news.
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      • #4
        Any chance you are over-lubing your chain and the excess chain lube is flinging from your front sprocket cover onto your boot?



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        • #5
          Clean the entire area of all oil and crud, hit the whole area with a heavy dose of baby powder, take for a short ride and have a look.

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          • #6
            Can you post a pic of the leak?
            I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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            • #7
              I guess that leak is fixed? We hope anyway.
              "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
              but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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              • #8
                Hello! The problem still exists! It has nothing to do with engine oil change or excess oil from the chain because I left the chain without oil on purpose to check and the results were the same! As I said I will replace the gear selector seal but I haven’t find time yet! I maybe also try the baby powder idea that was mentioned above! Thanks!


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                • #9
                  Keep us posted.
                  I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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                  • #10
                    Mystery (partially) solved! I wasn’t riding for a long time but the days before I found time to deal with the problem! I cleaned the whole area thoroughly, I replaced the gear selector shaft seal, I removed and reinstalled the neutral safety switch and I went for a fast ride for 30 minutes! When I returned I removed the front sprocket cover and voila... the malfunction revealed! The oil is coming from the front sprocket drive shaft seal that I had already replaced once! The question is, did I install it badly, was the seal faulty or there is something wrong with the shaft? I ordered the seal to replace it one more time and I will let you know! Thanks!


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                    • #11
                      Glad you figured it out and it isn't something that is too costly to replace.

                      I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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                      • #12
                        Provided that it is the seal again (since I have already replaced it once) and not something with the shaft! Will see!


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Christoslazy View Post
                          Provided that it is the seal again (since I have already replaced it once) and not something with the shaft! Will see!
                          Hopefully not a bearing.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by reidmct View Post

                            Hopefully not a bearing.
                            That’s what I’m afraid of! Let’s see!


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                            • #15
                              I had a problem with a water pump seal last year. Replaced the seal and a few months later had a leak again. I cleaned the shaft surface that the seal rides on with some chrome polish, installed a new seal, and and no more leak.

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